French Open: Jo Wilfried Tsonga seems be the man on the mission

It has been over 3 decades that the French Open title hasn’t been bagged by a Frenchman. Jo Wilfried Tsonga, the 13th seed, is no outsider to big games, since he had made it to the run for the semifinals last year in Paris. His wins and rich experience against the top contenders of the game proves it clearly that he has it in him to be the best in the game. All French tennis fans will glued to the television this time, hoping that for the first time a Frenchman would bring in the trophy, a Tsonga, seems to be the man on the duty.

Back in the year 2008, Tsonga showcased a spectacular gameplay and made it to the finale of the Australian Open. He did away with Andy Murray, Britain’s No. 1, fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet and also Rafael Nadal. Next, in the year 2011, Tsonga showcased his strong mental strength when he made a comeback post facing a challenge at Wimbledon against Roger Federer. The game went on for more than three hours and the Frenchman stormed back with a score of 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. The very same year Tsonga went to the finale of ATP World Tour Finals.

Yannick Noah was the last French to have bagged the Roland Garros back in the year 1983 as he crushed Mats Wilander, Sweden national stunningly. Talking about a French player bagging the tournament this time, jean Gachassin, the President of the French Tennis Federation commented that he still thinks and hopes that the tournament will be won by a Frenchman. With such words of inspiration and encouragement, Jo Wilfried embarks upon a major mission to bring the prestigious French Open trophy home, at last.